Q: Joe Plumber- What do you do for a living?
A: I’m a forester.
Q: Joe Plumber- Oh. What’s a forester do?
A: A forester is a person who is engaged in forest management or conservation. I’ve been called a tree hugger, a timber beast, and everything in between.
Q: Joe Plumber- Oh.
A: Let me explain. As a state forester our mission is to "provide a long-term, sustainable yield of forest resources from state forest lands; improve the health and productivity of other public and private forest lands and community forest lands; and protect life, property, and natural resources from wildfires." The Minnesota Conservation Volunteer actually included an article about what state foresters do. Read more – Tree Guardians
Q: Joe Plumber- Oh, you mean a forester doesn’t just walk in the woods all day and count trees?
A: Well, yes we do…. but I see your still confused. Let’s dig a little deeper. It’s easy to imagine what a wildlife biologist or a naturalist does, right?. They study and describe all the neat, cute little animals and plants of the world. Birds, flowers, deer, fish…. these are often strikingly beautiful and easily observable to most backyard aficionado’s. But wait a minute. Let’s not forget the trees!
Foresters love working with trees and learning everything about them. In fact, we love them so much that we are pleased to announce a brand new re-publication of Minnesota's Forests and Trees: A Primer. This is FREE and available just for you Joe! After reading and studying, you just might know what a forester does. You’ll certainly be able to impress and educate your family, friends, and scenesters with things like:
Joe, you should also check out this new video on the one-billionth tree awaiting next year’s planting!
And remember Joe- A happy white pine is a protected white pine!
... from seedling to maturity...
The timber program forester:
Now I’m going to ask you what everyone’s asking me…. What do YOU do?
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